Cultural Relativity: Definition & Examples


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Which of the following describes a moral code?

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1. Which of the following describes the equality principle?

2. Your classmate believes that your culture is superior to all other cultures. Which principle is she violating?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will gauge your knowledge of cultural relativity. You will need to know the definition of cultural relativity and a term used to describe what is deemed right and wrong in a specific society, as well as other specific information from the related lesson.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the related assessment tools to understand:

  • A principle that states people should not think their culture is better than others
  • The equality principle
  • Cultural relativity
  • Moral codes
  • What ideas cultures have about what is right and wrong

Skills Practiced

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding cultural relativity and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the equality principle
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding moral codes

Additional Learning

To learn more about cultures, review the complementary lesson called Cultural Relativity: Definition & Examples. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify cultural relativism and the principles involved in it
  • Learn about descriptive cultural relativism
  • Apply knowledge of the lesson to cultural relativity examples
  • Review taboos and how they relate to culture